Myth, magic, and the supernatural; history and place. A holy complex built over a hellmouth. The stories of a palace and the haunted land on which it was built; the cursed lives of those who inhabited it. These are the elements of my new essay, part of Spirits of Place, a book on psychogeography edited, curated, and introduced by John Reppion, and published by Daily Grail.
Spirits of Place is available now in the following formats:
“Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, and in wood. In the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us and the tales we tell, true or otherwise, are always rooted in what has gone before. The spirits of place are the echoes of people, of events, of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location, for better or for worse. They are the genii loci of classical Roman religion, the disquieting atmosphere of a former battlefield, the comfort and familiarity of a childhood home.
Twelve authors take us on a journey; a tour of places where they themselves have encountered, and consulted with, these Spirits of Place.”
These twelve authors are:
Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir – Vajra Chandrasekera – Maria J. Pérez Cuervo – Warren Ellis – Alan Moore – Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Kristine Ong Muslim – Dr. Joanne Parker – Mark Pesce – Iain Sinclair – Gazelle Amber Valentine – Damien Williams.
Here’s a small preview of my essay: